Clean sweep for Rocket wrestlers

Friday, January 8, 2016
Bryton Spitzley battles Eagleville's Jay Heffington in Forrest's 64-18 win over the Eagles on Tuesday. Photos by Shanna McCoy

The Forrest Rocket wrestling team returned to the mats after the holiday break and came away with a road sweep over Eagleville and Greenbrier Tuesday.

The Rockets opened the tri-meet at Greenbrier with a 64-18 win over Eagleville, which has a history of not showing its hand too much until late in the season.

Forrest garnered 36 points on Eagleville forfeits as Billy Clanton (195 pounds), Nik McGuiggan (220), Harley Sisk (113), Dylan Pendley (120), Justin Leonard (126) and Peyton Sisk (132) all won by default.

Opening pin

Clay Watson (152) opened up the match with a pin over Zachary Harris and Wesley McCoy (160) followed with a 16-2 major decision win over Andrew Gill.

Eagleville came back with a win in the 170-pound weight class as Joshua Stout pinned Tanner Kerr.

Forrest's William Eddins (182) was strong in a pin over Josh Wallman.

Brandon Wesley (285) and Williams Magoon (138) won six points apiece for the Eagles on falls and the Rockets garnered six points each from Jeffrey Gross (106) and Bryton Spitzley (145) to claim the lopsided win.

Close one

In the final match of the tri-meet, Forrest and Greenbrier, who met in the Class A-AA State Tournament Duals last season faced off again and the Rockets prevailed with a close 46-36 win over the host Bobcats.

McCoy won by forfeit to start the match before Greenbrier's Tucker Tatum pinned Austin Geeting and Clanton won by forfeit to give the Rockets an 18-6 lead.

Forrest's Nikolas McGuiggan came up with a 14-4 major decision over Greenbrier's Tanner Lynch.

McGuiggan added four more points via a 14-4 major decision over Tanner Lynch.

Toby Lynch (285) pinned Forrest's Josh Hill in the 285-pound weight class, but Gross (106) picked up a forfeit win to make it 28-12.

Greenbrier sliced the lead to 28-18 when Nathan Ford pinned Harley Sisk.

Pendley picked up another forfeit win for the Rockets before Noah Walton (126) won by fall over Justin Leonard.


Peyton Sisk and Zane Lynch picked up six points for each squad and Noah Quilt (145) pinned Spitzley to tighten the score at 40-36 before Watson closed out the Bobcats with a pin over Ryan Herndon in the 152-pound bout.

Forrest had a tri-meet at Harpeth yesterday and will take part in the Cheatham County Duals tomorrow before a home tri-meet on Tuesday versus Lipscomb Academy and Stratford.